Could Donald Trump go down in history as the most pro-marijuana president?
Trump announced on Friday that he will likely support the bipartisan congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana.
Trump made his comments to reporters at the G-7 summit in Canada, where he’s meeting with other leaders from the world’s largest economies.
The bill currently facing Congress is being sponsored by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), from a state that currently has legalized marijuana. Gardner supports Trump on most issues, but has tangled with the Administration over legalizing marijuana.
But now, Trump could be coming around to Gardner’s way of thinking.
“I support Sen. Gardner,” Trump said when asked about the bill. “I know exactly what he’s doing. We’re looking at it. But I probably will end up supporting that, yes.”
The news could put Trump at odds with his embattled attorney general, Jeff Sessions, who is notoriously hawkish on drugs.
Currently, nine states and Washington, DC, have legalized marijuana. Another 20 states permit medical marijuana.
Ending the federal ban on marijuana wouldn’t make it legal across the nation. States would simply be able to decide whether or not marijuana is legal, without the threat of a federal crackdown.